Daily Wine News: Devastation in Wine Country

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Posted by Esther Mobley on Twitter: "1880s vines at Old Hill Ranch in Sonoma Valley. Gone."

Posted by Esther Mobley on Twitter: “1880s vines at Old Hill Ranch in Sonoma Valley. Gone.”

The San Francisco Chronicle’s coverage of the wildfires in California continues: an interactive map of wine country fires, what is known and what isn’t known about the fires, and possible causes of the fires.

Esther Mobley has been doing an excellent job of tweeting updates and photos from affected wineries.

“Deadly fires ravage California’s wine country, leaving at least 15 dead, more than 150 missing,” reports the Washington Post as of 5pm EST on Tuesday.

NPR reports on “the apocalyptic scenes in wine country” left behind by the wildfires.

Wine Spectator reports that at least three wineries have been lost in the wildfires: Frey Vineyards, Signorello Estate Winery, and Paradise Ridge Winery.

Wine Enthusiast is covering how to help victims of the fires, and the ways in which the wildfires continue to devastate, reporting that Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma also succumbed to the flames.

In the Mercury News, Mary Orlin offers a conflicting report: “the historic Gundlach Bundschu is still standing, according to Katie Bundschu, despite earlier reports of fire damage.” According to Orlin, Scribe Winery is still standing.

Based on social media postings, Wine Business also reports on which wineries have been damaged or destroyed.

Terlato wineries Chimney Rock and Rutherford Hill have gone unscathed in the devastating wildfires, reports Greg Trotter in the Chicago Tribune.

Napa Valley Vintners released a statement on the wildfires in Napa County.

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